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shopping bike (No. 7572472)

Weight
Pcs
shopping bike
19 kg
1
Total weight:
19 kg
Distance
1222 km
Customer:
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, North Brabant, Moerdijk

5 Apr 2021

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Belfast, Belfast

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you want to transport it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you may want to remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after putting the bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize jostling on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).